Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Third Edition

This strategy guide helps practitioners draft, prosecute, and manage a portfolio of electronic and technology patents. It details claims drafting with the appropriate scope and preparing computer-related patent applications. Also included are practice “tips and traps."

Steven W. Lundberg
Stephen C. Durant
Ann M. McCrackin


Draft, prosecute, and manage a portfolio of electronic and technology patents.

Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Third Edition is a strategy guide that helps practitioners deal with today’s lightning-paced technological developments, changes in PTO policy, and pivotal court rulings. In this step-by-step guide, 29 experts provide perspectives and tactics, including guidance on tough decisions regarding patent protection, prior art, strategy, and drafting claims; lessons on preparing computer-related patent applications; insights on drafting with the appropriate scope; practice “tips and traps” for each step of the patent prosecution process; and an international survey of the statutes, regulations, and case law of more than 40 nations—plus basic global principles of patentability.


Supplement Information  

The 2014 Cumulative Supplement offers discussion of the Supreme Court’s review of Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l and establishment of a two-step test for determining patent eligibility; analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision on Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Techs., Inc. affecting infringement claims; new topic on indefiniteness as addressed by the Supreme Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.; USPTO, issued guidance for “Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, and/or Natural Products”; and discussion of the Federal Circuit decision on patent eligibility of claims directed to software for organizing insurance-related tasks in Accenture Global Services v. Guidewire Software Inc.


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

The AIPLA, founded in 1897, is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. It represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Its members represent both owners and users of intellectual property. For more information, visit



Steven W. Lundberg is a shareholder in Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., Minneapolis, Minn.



Stephen C. Durant is a shareholder in Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., San Jose, Calif.



Ann M. McCrackin is president of Black Hills IP and Of Counsel at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., Minneapolis, Minn.



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